I head to Denver tomorrow, eager and excited for the ISTE conference. I’ve got a plan this year; there are some things I want to learn and some conversations I want to have…
Things for which I’m scheduled
- Saturday, June 26 – Are your policies getting in the way of your progress? (at the TIE+ISTE Leadership Bootcamp)
- Sunday, June 27 – ISTE Leadership Symposium
- Monday, June 28 – 1–2–3, CASTLE PD! (at ISTE Unplugged)
- Monday, June 28 – CoSN CTO Leadership Forum
Things I hope will happen (if you can help with any of these, please come say hi!)
- Have my usual rockin’ awesome time at Edubloggercon. Some of my best conversations and learning each year are here.
- Faciliate our proposed discussion at Edubloggercon. Sylvia Martinez and I are proposing a conversation about the challenges of being an outside speaker/consultant. I don’t know if we’ll make the final agenda but I hope so!
- Learn more about Google Voice. I need someone to help me get the most out of my new phone service.
- Learn more about Google Apps for Education. I’m interested in talking with educators who are using this well with students in their school organization.
- Learn more about the School of One. I’d love to talk with someone who’s seen it in action!
- Learn more about robust learning software that does a good job of working with students at higher cognitive levels. These may be more like simulations or video games than traditional computer-based learning programs? Can I find software that’s doing performance assessment, not just fact assessment?
- Learn more about essay grading software. I’d like to see how this software class has changed since last time I looked at it.
- Maybe find funding for some CASTLE projects? This may be what draws me into the vendor area. I need to talk to some larger companies about some potential project sponsorship opportunities.
- Learn new things that aren’t even on my radar. This usually happens a great deal for me, so I’m not too worried. Maybe I’ll pick up some tricks/tips for my new iPad!
I’m deliberately leaving much of the conference open. I want to reserve space for spur-of-the-moment conversations and serendipitous interactions. If you want to chat - even if we’ve never met before - please come introduce yourself!
What’s your plan for the ISTE conference? Hope to see you there!